Isabelle Baldwin: Candidate Profile
Glenside Library Board (6-year Terms)
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City: Glendale Heights
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Glenside Library Board (6-year Terms)
Age: Candidate did not respond.
Family: Widow. One daughter. Three Grandchildren.
Education: College. Non degreed.
Civic involvement: None currently.
Elected offices held: Glenside Public Library last six years.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
To promote and safeguard the public library system. The current economic situation has hit public libraries pretty hard and my concern is that if there isn't a strong effort by library administrators and the board of trustee in a united effort, libraries could suffer even more cuts and financial difficulties. Libraries have to remain strong and an every present institution in our democracy.
Key Issue 2
Key Issue 3
Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is it?
To serve the community.
If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of important initiatives you've led. If you are a non-incumbent, tell us what special contributions you could make.
I am Glenside Public Library's current Secratary.
Do you have a library card? How long have you had it? How often do you use it?
Yes. 20 years or more. Monthly.
Space is usually an issue at libraries. If that's the case at your library, would your solution be to expand the physical plant or make room by doing away with parts of the collection that technology has made less critical? Explain.
The question you pose is already in the works at most libraries. It certainly is at Glenside Public Library. Keeping up with ever changing technology is a responsibility of any library and important to its pantrons and surrounding communities.
What impact have economic and technological changes had on libraries? How does a library remain relevant? How should its role in the community change?
Maybe a field trip to a library, such as Glenside Public Library might be very beneficial to the Daily Herald. Economic and technological changes do not hinder the workings of a library, they are embraced. The changes you query have been an ongoing challange, and I might say our library has risen to every challange. Financial and technologial.